Corona threatens press freedom

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Norway is on the top of the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

But the Covid-19 pandemic highlight and amplify the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable information, according to RSF.

“We are entering a decisive decade for journalism linked to crises that affect its future,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. 

“The coronavirus pandemic illustrates the negative factors threatening the right to reliable information, and is itself an exacerbating factor. What will freedom of information, pluralism and reliability look like in 2030? The answer to that question is being determined today.”

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